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Los Angeles 18 at Houston 17


1985 Week 8 - Sunday, April 14, 1985
Los Angeles Express(1-6) at Houston Gamblers(5-2)(NL)
Attendance: 20,193

HOUSTON (UPI) - Frank Seurer drilled JoJo Townsell with a 35-yard touchdown pass with 1:08 remaining in the game to lift Los Angeles over Houston 18-17.

Gamblers cornerback Mike Mitchell had stepped in front of Townsell trying to intercept, but the attempt failed and Townsell sprinted into the end zone.

The win lifted the Express to 2-6, while Houston dropped its third straight and fell to 5-3, a half-game behind Denver, which plays tonight.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
LA	3	6	0	9   -   18
HOU	7       3       7       0   -   17

Scoring

HOU:Harrell 11 run(Fritsch kick) - HOU 7, LA 0

LA: Zendejas 35 FG - HOU 7, LA 3

LA: Zendejas 20 FG - HOU 7, LA 6

LA: Zendejas 22 FG - LA 9, HOU 7

HOU:Fritsch 29 FG - HOU 10, LA 9

HOU:McNeil 61 pass from Kelly(Fritsch kick) - HOU 17, LA 9

LA: Zendejas 47 FG - HOU 17, LA 12

LA: Townsell 35 pass from Seurer(pass failed) - LA 18, HOU 17

Box Score

                             LA            HOU
First Downs		     20		    13                            
Rushes-Yards             27-107          15-53
Passing (A-C-Y-I)   29-16-253-1    42-19-294-2
Sacked-Yards Lost          6-40            1-4 
Total Plays-Yards        56-360         57-347
Fumbles-Lost                0-0            2-1
Penalties-Yards            8-60           7-53
Turnovers                     1              3
Time of Possession        37:42          22:18

Attendance = 20,193 

LOS ANGELES				     HOUSTON
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Seurer       29  16 253  1  1  81.54         Kelly        25  13 238  1  1  81.75
					     Dillon       17   6  56  1  0  20.71

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Nelson       15  43  2.9  0		     Fowler        7  21  3.0  0
Gray          7  34  4.9  0		     Harrell       3  21  7.0  1
Seurer        5  30  6.0  0		     Verdin        4   9  2.3  0
					     Kelly         1   2  2.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Townsell      4  75 18.8  1 		     McNeil        3 103 34.3  1
Hudson        3  66 22.0  0		     Verdin        7  62  8.6  0
Haines        3  48 16.0  0		     Johnson       4  51 12.8  0
Lowell        1  19 19.0  0		     Courville     1  41 41.0  0
Hersey        1  17 17.0  0                  McGhee        2  34 17.0  0
Gray          1  10 10.0  0		     Harrell       2   3  1.5  0
Gunn          1   7  7.0  0		     
Boddie        1   6  6.0  0
Nelson        1   5  5.0  0                

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Boddie          4  81 20.3  0		     Verdin          3  17  5.7  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Townsell        1  -1 -1.0  0		     McNeil          3  30 10.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Zendejas        4-4  47  0-0  12             Fritsch         1-1  29  2-2   5            
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       7 282 40.3                   Walters         8 311  38.9

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Achica          1   4                        Cooks           2  16
				   	     Lewis           2   7
					     Holyfield       1   9
					     M.Hawkins       1   8                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Pattillo	1   0  0.0  0		     Roquemore       1  23 23.0  0
Warren          1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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